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Yonder Alonso to return Saturday, Jake Goebbert heading back down
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso is expected to be activated from the disabled list Saturday, according to U-T San Diego. Alonso has been sidelined since mid-June with a hand injury. The team will option Jake Goebbert to Triple-A El Paso prior to the game in Atlanta.

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Tyler Pastornicky sent back to Triple-A
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Braves optioned infielder Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett following Friday's loss to San Diego. Pastornicky hit .200 (8 for 40) with two RBI in the majors.

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Josh Hamilton exits game with knee soreness
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was forced out of Friday's game at home against the Tigers with a sore left knee. Hamilton left the game in the fourth inning and has been listed as day to day moving forward. He owns a .291/.366/.427 slash line with five homers and 29 RBI in 206 at-bats.

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Neftali Feliz picks up his first save
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Rangers reliever Neftali Feliz picked up his first save Friday against the Athletics. 

Feliz entered the game with a three-run lead in the ninth inning. He made things interesting, giving up a single and a walk. Feliz was able to work out of the jam, getting the final two outs without giving out a run.

It was Feliz's first save since 2011. 

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Jenrry Mejia Ks three, notches 14th save
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia struck out three and worked his way around one walk in a scoreless ninth inning for the save Friday night against the Brewers in Milwaukee. He has converted 14 saves in 16 chances, with a 3.69 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP over 68 1/3 innings of relief this season. 

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Carlos Torres picks up relief win Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Mets reliever Carlos Torres (5-4) picked up a relief win Friday night against the Brewers in Milwaukee.

The right-hander permitted one hit and struck out one in a scoreless eighth inning. The Mets exploded for three runs in the top of the ninth, which proved to be the difference, Torres owns a 2.93 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP over 61 1/3 innings of relief.

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Francisco Rodriguez has ninth-inning meltdown vs. Mets
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez (4-4) was not at his best on Friday, as he was charged with a blown save and loss at home against the Mets.

Rodriguez allowed a run-scoring single to David Wright in the ninth inning to cut the lead in half, then a two-run home run to Lucas Duda to lose the lead. He was charged with three runs on four hits and no walks while striking out two over one inning of work. He owns a 3.10 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP over 49 1/3 innings of relief.

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Steve Cishek fans two, picks up 25th save
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Marlins closer Steve Cishek struck out two and needed 18 pitches to retire the side in order to close out a 2-0 win in Houston on Friday. Cishek has converted 25 saves in 28 opportunities. He owns a 3.25 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 44 1/3 innings of relief.

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Brad Hand blanks Astros for second straight win
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Marlins starting pitcher Brad Hand continued to pitch well Friday night against the Astros in Houston, limiting hitters to three hits in 7 1/3 scoreless innings to improve to 2-2 on the year. The right-hander struck out four and walked two in 97 pitches, 66 for strikes.

Hand has won back-to-back starts since returning from the All-Star break. He owns a 4.19 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP over 53 2/3 innings of work this season. His next start will come Wednesday at home against Washington.

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Yovani Gallardo nearly snaps winless skid
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo was unable to snap his winless skid because of the bullpen and was pegged with a no-decision Friday against the Mets. The right-hander allowed four hits and no walks while striking out eight over 7 2/3 scoreless innings of a 3-2 defeat.

It was Gallardo's first start without allowing a run since June 8 against Pittsburgh. He owns a 3.57 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP over 21 starts (128 2/3 innings). He will look to snap a six-start winless skid Wednesday at Tampa Bay.

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